Compiling OpenJFX + WebKit

Anton V. Tarasov anton.tarasov at
Thu May 28 16:47:04 UTC 2015

On 11.05.2015 20:06, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Thanks for pointing this out. I'm not sure what we did last time to get the webview-deps into 
> maven, but Anton can probably check into it. It will not build successfully with the older version 
> of webview-deps so I don't recommend wasting any time trying.

Delivering to Maven Central is still in progress. The activity was suspended for a while (sorry 
about that...) but I'm planning to resume it ASAP.

With regards,

> In addition, we now rely on upgraded compilers with C++11 support, and also Qt 5.2, to build 
> WebView. We can update the Wiki. If you can help (or at least point out all the places that you 
> found that are now out of date), that would be great.
> Our supported build platforms, which also need to be specified on the Wiki are:
> Windows:  Windows 7 or later, VS 2013
> Mac: OS X 10.9.5 or later, Xcode 5.1.1
> Linux: Ubuntu 14.04 or later (we use Oracle Linux 6.4 with devtoolset-3 gcc 4.9 compilers)
> -- Kevin
> Michael Hoffer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just tried to compile OpenJFX from the 8u-dev branch on OS X and Ubuntu.
>> Unfortunately, I'm experiencing several problems. Without WebKit everything
>> works fine. But with WebKit there are several problems:
>> 1. the build script has a webview-deps:1.3 dependency which has not been
>> published on maven central.
>> If I revert the version number of the dependency to the 1.2 version (newest
>> version that is available) I run into the next problem:
>> 2. WebKit does not compile on Ubuntu because of missing libraries (can be
>> fixed via sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev)
>> If I add the missing dependencies I can compile WebKit, but
>> 3. the generated Java code contains errors (also happens on OS X), starting
>> with
>> openjfx/rt-8u-dev/modules/web/build/linux/Release/WebCore/generated/java/com/sun/webkit/dom/ 
>> error: cannot find symbol
>> import com.sun.webkit.Disposer;
>>                      ^
>>   symbol:   class Disposer
>>   location: package com.sun.webkit
>> Are these known problems? I'd really love to compile my own OpenJFX version
>> as I did with the first Java 8 preview version where the compilation was
>> relatively easy to accomplish.
>> 4. In my opinion the wiki should be updated with more recent information on
>> which os/library/compiler version is needed. On OS X for example, I needed
>> to use qtmake from qt5 since the qt4 version was missing the correct spec
>> file for clang. And it was generally unclear whether building on OS X 10.9
>> or 10.10 is supported.
>> Any help is appreciated! And I'm also willing to contribute documentation/
>> fixes if necessary.
>> Regards,
>> Michael Hoffer

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